First: confirms pregnancy
If you have some pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness, fatigue and delayed period, what you should do immediately is to buy a Teen Pregnancy test . They are sold in any drugstore or supermarket and cost from $ 10 to $ 20. The test you the make yourself at home with a urine sample, and the result is seen in a few minutes. If it is positive, there is no doubt that you are pregnant. If not, you can wait a few days and make another test (usually can detect the hormones of pregnancy about 15 days after having unprotected sex, but sometimes you have to wait a few more days). Another option is to go to a clinic where they offer free pregnancy tests.If negative and do not plan to become pregnant, will give birth options.
If you are pregnant, find a doctor
Although not yet know exactly what you do, there’s something you should not procrastinate no matter what you decide: find a doctor. If you’re going to have a baby is essential that you begin to get prenatal care as soon as possible. (Even if you decide to terminate the pregnancy, the sooner you talk to a doctor, the better.) Prenatal care is the care that a mother and her baby receive during pregnancy through monthly visits to a doctor, an obstetrician-gynecologist or midwife. During these visits the doctor will check your health and your baby, clarify your doubts, and advise you about your diet , the vitamins , the rest , the exercise , and behaviors and substances you should avoid because they could harm you or your baby. Even if you’re well-informed and bring a healthy lifestyle, it is essential that you receive prenatal care early in your pregnancy. According to the Department of Health and Human Services US babies whose mothers did not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to be underweight and five times more likely to die than babies whose mothers receive prenatal care. Also, if have less than 20 years, your pregnancy has certain additional risks , and these increase the younger you are. The only way to control them is receiving medical care throughout pregnancy.
Who to talk about your pregnancy
In any difficult situation, we are always better if you have someone to talk to. You may have already talked to the baby’s father and you are supporting (though you may be as surprised as you), but it is also important to find an adult with whom you can unburden and who can find support. For most pregnant girls, this trusted person ends up being his own mother, but if you have not managed to have that conversation with your mom, you might want to talk to:
#an aunt or grandmother
#the mother of a friend
#a teacher confidence
#a school counselor
#a priest or religious person
The support they can give you, both emotionally and for resources (and even managing to talk to your parents), will be very valuable.
How do you decide what to do?
Basically have three options: raise your baby , make plans for adoption or terminate the pregnancy . This decision will undoubtedly be one of the most difficult and important of your life, and although you should not rush to take it, you can not expect too much. In the US, 60 percent of pregnant Latinas choose to have and raise her baby ; about 20 percent opt for an abortion, and less than 1 percent choose to give the baby up for adoption. The remaining 20 percent suffered a spontaneous abortion (these are data provided by the Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases of 2005, published in 2009). If you’re going to have your baby, you want to start receiving medical attention as soon possible, even if you’re thinking of giving it up for adoption. If you choose to terminate the pregnancy through an abortion, the earlier in pregnancy you do, fewer risks will this process for you. Maybe because you’re leaning towards one of the three options, but if you’re not sure, maybe you help the following:
Think of the advantages and disadvantages of having a baby now (your studies, your financial situation, how would guard the baby, who would help, your relationship with the baby’s father …).
Think about your plans for the future and how they would change with the arrival of a baby.
Investigate more about each of the three options. The family planning clinics have counselors who can best explain each option.
Think about how you would feel in relation to each option; which would be unacceptable and which would be acceptable to you (both now and in the long term).